The chart below shows pass rates by state for 2017. For the nation, 59% of those who took the bar exam passed. To be sure you pass, a great MBE test preparation program, such as AdaptiBar, can greatly increase your chances of passing.

*These stats are for all bar examinees nationwide, not AdaptiBar statistics.

State Total Taking Total Passing Percent Passing
Alabama 766 397 52%
Alaska 100 53 53%
Arizona 971 484 50%
Arkansas 345 218 63%
California 12,985 5,768 44%
Colorado 1,103 763 69%
Connecticut 544 350 64%
Delaware 213 146 69%
District of Columbia 1,606 1,031 64%
Florida 4,415 2,446 55%
Georgia 1,718 1,001 58%
Guam 18 13 72%
Hawaii 274 185 68%
Idaho 192 143 74%
Illinois 2,740 1,885 69%
Indiana 792 485 61%
Iowa 260 204 78%
Kansas 176 132 75%
Kentucky 495 300 61%
Louisiana 815 558 68%
Maine 160 101 63%
Maryland 1,605 888 55%
Massachusetts 1,872 1,197 64%
Michigan 1,094 700 64%
Minnesota 825 564 68%
Mississippi 262 137 52%
Missouri 946 748 79%
Montana 149 114 77%
Nebraska 217 161 74%
Nevada 523 306 59%
New Hampshire 234 160 68%
New Jersey 1,351 778 58%
New Mexico 308 237 77%
New York 14,094 8,624 61%
North Carolina 1,639 858 52%
North Dakota 113 61 54%
N. Mariana Islands 6 4 67%
Ohio 1,372 888 65%
Oklahoma 421 341 81%
Oregon 667 502 75%
Palau 10 1 22%
Pennsylvania 1,865 1,263 68%
Puerto Rico 926 323 35%
Rhode Island 165 95 58%
South Carolina 682 445 65%
South Dakota 115 67 58%
Tennessee 1,068 644 60%
Texas 4,208 2,730 65%
Utah 397 302 76%
Vermont 111 65 59%
Virgin Islands 30 15 50%
Virginia 1,226 811 66%
Washington 1,120 758 68%
West Virginia 240 155 65%
Wisconsin 218 150 69%
Wyoming 90 57 63%
Total 70,857 41,812 59%